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Expenditures averaged $9,403 per person, about 17.1 percent of GDP, that year — the most recent for which data are available — and life expectancy was 78.9. Only Jordan, Colombia, Azerbaijan, Brazil and Russia ranked lower. Americans can now count on access to health coverage throughout their lives, and the federal government has an array of tools to bring the rise of health care costs under control. Philanthropic Sector Investment The philanthropic sector also should recognize the opportunity represented by domestic health care reform.
At the same time, thanks to grassroots innovation—and, in some cases, US-based funding—a growing number of health providers around the globe have learned to deliver high quality health care at low cost. The practices of countries that have improved health despite scarce resources are ready for adoption and adaptation.
In the last two decades, some health care organizations in the United States have developed delivery models based on more expansive definitions of product, place, and provider. Individual articles are based upon the opinions of the respective author, who retains copyright as marked.
As a college health doctor, I have been able to watch the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) among this population. And the US health care ecosystem, including public, private, and philanthropic resources, is ripe to leverage this crisis to implement solutions that will improve it. Acknowledging that licensed clinicians are not the only health care providers can help health systems become more efficient, effective, and equitable. Join tens of thousands of doctors, health professionals and patients who receive our newsletters.